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SBM Exclusive Feature: The BLAST-CAST – Volume 4: The Baseball “Locks” Edition

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With baseball’s Opening Day just hours away, Blast-Casters Ryan Meehan from East End Philadelphia and J-Dub from Dubsism take a hard look at the upcoming season. This isn’t you normal preview of cming baseball attractions, rather Meehan and J-Dub have compiled a full nine innings worth of baseball “locks;” things that are virtually guaranteed to happen in “America’s National Past-time” over the next six months.  Like I said, this isn’t the standard set of predictions, rather these are things which will prove to be important later on, but many of them may not be on your radar right now.

Click here to listen to or download the Blast-Cast (MP3 format)…this is a “must-hear” if you are a baseball fan!

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Back in 2005, the NCAA declared that Native American mascots were “hostile and abusive” and outlawed them. Eight years later, the fact they are still around may be the perfect example of why the NCAA is the standard by which one measures ineffective and hypocritical organizations. The fact the debate spread beyond that is even more of a damning statement.

In today’s installment of the Dubscast, J-Dub takes a critical look at how the NCAA really isn’t interested in “hostile and abusive” because it clearly makes decision based on other criteria it won’t tell anybody.  It is important to understand this IS NOT a discussion as to whether these mascots are “offensive,” you will need to get past that debate in order to see the bigger picture in play in this issue.

In other words, after checking out this episode of the Dubscast, you will need to decide for yourself…

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MLB Preview 2013: 15 Predictions

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Baseball will be back tomorrow night at 8 when the Astros start their American League membership as they host their interstate rival Texas Rangers on Sunday Night Baseball. For the 2013 Daily Sports Obsession MLB Preview, I’ve got 15 predictions for the major league season. Let’s do it!

  • 1. Albert Pujols will win AL MVP. The Machine will be healthy this year and get his act back together, hitting the most homers in the American League and leading the Angels to the AL playoffs again. With Josh Hamilton protecting him in the lineup, Pujols can get those big numbers again. It would be Albert’s fourth MVP, putting him second in history to Barry Bonds’ seven.

  • 2. Jay Bruce will win NL MVP. The Cincy outfielder has one of the sweetest swings in the game, and that swing will grab him NL MVP honors. He strikes out a lot, and won’t take home the batting title…

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Coach’s Rant Bracket: The Spiteful Sixteen

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First Round Recap:

Since the tournament began, 16 rants have battled their way into the Spiteful Sixteen. The first round provided us with several blow-outs, a few close finishes and a one big upset. 6-seed John L. Smith took down 3-seed Dan Hawkins in the west region. Other than that, the seeds held pretty true in round 1.

16 rants were bounced from the tournament in the first round. Jerry Burns’s “I love Anderson, but it was a dumb fucking play;” Mike Singletary’s “Can’t coach with ’em;” and two of the four Bob Knight rants were some of the more notable participants to take an early exit.

Now it gets interesting. The match-ups are better a the results will be even closer. EVERY VOTE COUNTS! THAT MEANS YOU, GUY SKIMMING OVER THIS PAGE WITH NO INTENTION OF VOTING. AHHHHHH! ALL CAPS FOR EMPHASIS!!!!

Here are your Spiteful Sixteen match-ups:

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Thoughts of the Day is back! Time to get into the big stories and topics in the world of sports. Let’s do it!

  • This NCAA Tournament has far exceeded my expectations so far. As we enter the Sweet 16 tonight, there are five teams seeded at a five or lower, and only three one-seeds remain. And the story of the tournament is a school few knew of before this tournament, 15-seeded Florida-Gulf Coast. If the LA Clippers are the NBA’s “Lob City” phenomenon, the NCAA now has theirs; they proclaimed Fort Myers, “Dunk City.” It seems like the whole team can dunk, and they play with no fear whatsoever. A 15 had never reached the Sweet 16 before, but behind coach Andy Enfield and captain Sherwood Brown, the team that started its men’s basketball program in 2003 is hoping to make a Final Four run. Will the Eagles beat the mighty and powerful Florida…

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SBM Exclusive Feature: Sports Doppelgangers, Volume 29

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Thanks to the end of the Miami Heat’s winning streak last night, the NBA is the leading story in the sports world this morning. To that end, why not point out a solid NBA doppelganger, such as San Antonio’s Manu Ginobli and Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmedinijad.

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It’s that time again. With Opening Day less than a week away (for the record, we will never count those games played in Japan as the real opener (if for no other reason Opening Day is about consuming your weight in hot dogs and beer, not sushi and sake), it is time to give you some solid opinions on all 30 Major League teams from somebody who actually watches baseball.

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